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Regular Town Board Meeting
Mar 17, 2014


Monday, March 17, 2014; River Falls Town Hall


Elected officials and staff present:  Diana G. Smith, Chair; Siri Smith, LeRoy Kusilek, Tom Sitz, Supervisors; Ruth Stern, Clerk; Rita Kozak, Treasurer; Jerome Rodewald, Zoning Administrator


The meeting was called to order at 8:00 P.M. by Chair, Diana Smith.  Tom moved to approve the minutes of the March 3rd regular board meeting.  LeRoy seconded.  Minutes approved.

Communications:  Diana reported on a legislative listening session held at the River Falls Town Hall which was sponsored by Representative Dean Knudson.  She also reported that the town highway department will begin utilizing a repair shop in Eau Claire which will be able to provide faster service on the snow plow trucks.  Jerome provided the biweekly zoning report. 

Code Book Update:  Diana moved that Mary Foster be contracted to complete the Code Book Update Project at a project cost of $1500.  Siri seconded.  Motion carried.

Town Insurance Policies:  Tom Jenkins was present and provided an overview of the town insurance and workman’s compensation policies.  Ruth will turn in a claim for a recent truck towing expense which will be 100% covered.   Tom reported that Rural Insurance will be measuring all of the existing town buildings to ensure that the information is correctly represented on the policy.  Diana moved that the board approve a 3% increase to the existing policy.  Siri seconded.  Motion carried.

Town Building Inspector:  Diana, Jerome and Roy Lund will be asked to meet with Todd Dolan of All Croix Inspection Service and discuss his interest in serving as the new town building inspector.  Another topic of discussion will be how his fees will integrate in with the town fee schedule.

Fire Calls:  Jared Snyder will be billed for his involvement in the Leslie Beining/Jamie Tresidder car accident which generated a fire call response.

Timber Cutting Letter:  No further action needed at this time.

Mobile Home Parking Fees:  Ruth will work with Associated Appraisal to develop the correct ordinance language to repeal monthly mobile home parking fees and have the fees collected semi-annually through the personal property taxation system. 

Agriculture Enterprise Area:   More research is being done on this project.  One potential scenario is to have the entire Town of River Falls be classified as an Agriculture Enterprise Area along with neighboring portions of the Towns of Clifton and Martell.

LeRoy moved to pay all of the submitted vouchers with the exception of the Pierce County Highway Department bill for salt/sand on 805th St. ($340.84) which was used to allow a fire truck response to a structure fire.  This work was not authorized by the town board and resulted in both the county and the town trucks showing up to put down salt/sand on the same road.  Tom seconded.  Motion carried.

LeRoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 P.M.  Tom seconded.  Motion carried. 


                                                                        Respectfully submitted,


                                                                        Ruth Stern/Clerk

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